tv FOX 5 News at 5 FOX August 20, 2015 5:00pm-6:00pm EDT
>> reporter: this is the chief of surgical oncology at lenox hill. she says every woman is different and has to make choices based on more than just the results of a new study. >> women that have bilateral mastectomies are often doing it to prevent dealing with a cancer in their future. so it's not wrong to do that. the study is suggesting that because there's no survival difference, we should never be doing that. that's not the case. >> breast cancer advocates think women should not be frightened, but get as much information as possible when it comes to making a decision about their health. >> the most important thing that we do know is research goes on every day, that you need to be genetically tested so that you can see where you fit in risk factors. it's not just you. it's your mom, your dad, it's your history. it's being educated. you've got to get out there. if a doctor tells you that, second opinion. always go for a second opinion.
and the decision of what you want to do is between you and your doctor. >> reporter: in recent years, more and more women are being diagnosed with the 0 stage breast cancer and they account for a quarter of cancer diagnoses being made by radiologists studying mammograms. important information. dari: without a doubt. thank you. dr. manny is here to talk more with us about this. you know, what is upsetting and confusing is the conflicting reports. >> well, look, this is a very important report. 100,000 patients over 20 years following. one thing, even the critics agree, we're overtreating a lot of carcinoma in situ. this is stage 0. if you look at the data, they've said women that lumpectomy, mastectomies, double mastectomies, it didn't matter. they had the same outcome as women that did not have breast cancer. so you did not reduce the mortality in the women. many of them were overtreated and i think a lot of oncologists
would agree. i don't think any oncologist is going to change their modality of treatment based on the study. what needs to happen is you need to randomize the groups. if you have carcinoma in situ, what you'll see new research happening so you get put in different categories. some people will be observed. some people will have lumpectomies or mastectomies and let's see the outcomes. 100,000 women, 20 years experience, it seems we're over treating a lot of this carcinoma in situ. steve: you don't expect to see a massive change. >> i don't think any oncologist will jump the gun on this trial. it will open the conversation, especially if patients are aware of the data. if you don't want to have one, i'm okay by waiting it out if you want to. it opens alternative methodology of treatment. steve: we appreciate it. we'll check in later in the show with more on the health headlines.
we have breaking news. in the investigation into the deadly crash in california involving caitlyn jenner this year. dari: jenner could be charged with vehicular manslaughter. more. >> reporter: in february, a four car collision in malibu, california, left a woman dead. caitlyn jenner, known as bruce, drove one of the vehicles involved. we learned investigators believe his role in the accident could see her charged with vehicular manslaughter. the report cites a high speed of travel as negligence. she said she was fleeing from paparazzi. jenner was not driving above the speed limit, but detectives believe it was too fast for road conditions. the stepchildren of the victim and one of the other drivers have filed lawsuits against jenner. >> caitlyn jenner will not spend time in jail, even if convicted, if prosecuted. we don't know if she will be, but if she is, she's had no criminal record. this is one of those cases
where, but for the grace of god, because lots of people get in rear-end collisions, and her state of mind was no worse than anybody else. she wasn't paying attention. and somebody died. in most cases they don't. in this case, they did. so it's not like she has a heinous criminal mind. she will not do jail time. >> reporter: detectives present their evidence to prosecutors next week. if charged and convicted, a misdemeanor manslaughter charge could land jenner up to a year in jail. dari: thank you. we have more breaking news to tell you about at 5:04. there are delays in both directions, the 2, 3, 4 and the 5 train. this is all happening because of power problems and the 4 and 5 lines are not running at all between these points. bowling green and manhattan and borough hall in brooklyn. we'll give you the latest as soon as we get more. steve: we know the source of the outbreak of legionnaires. it was a rooftop air
conditioning unit at the opera house hotel in the bronx. the historic hotel says its cooling tower was cleaned once it learned of the problem. the outbreak began last month. 12 people lost their lives. 128 were sickened. in the next hour, lisa evers will take us inside the lab where the city does its legion nicer legion -- legionnaires testing. dari: major de blasio combatting toplessness in times square. they will study the legality of regulating controversial street characters. aside from problems with costume elmos and other characters, there's been a growing number of nearly nude women who charge money to pose for pictures. commissioner bratton said on a radio show this morning he would prefer to dig the whole plaza up and put it back the way it was. the task force has until october 1st to report its findings. steve: protests in st. louis after police shot and killed a
teenager. the 18-year-old pointed a gun at officers. this is not the right video. cops later recovered guns and crack cocaine. both officers, who are white, were not hurt. protestors gathered last night and threw bottles and bricks at officers who used tear gas to disperse the crowd. nine people were arrested. >> don't you [bleep] move. >> i'm going to shoot you. you're going to [bleep] dead. dari: no charges against two police officers in the fatal shooting of a man during a traffic stop that happened last december in bridgeton, new jersey. dashcam video shows jeremy reed getting out of the car with his hands up, despite being told not to move. the officers shot him. they both told investigators that they feared for their lives because of reed's violent history. a grand jury voted not to indict those officers. steve: one of the killers who escaped from a prison went
before a judge to be arraigned. david sweat and richard matt escaped back in june. sweat was captured. matt was shot and killed. sweat is serving life without parole. why charge him? the d.a. answered that after the hearing. >> david sweat and richard matt committed a crime in clinton county, of escape in the first-degree. it's my job as the prosecutor to prosecute the people that commit crimes within this county. that is the bottom line. steve: a judge entered a not guilty plea for sweat who will have to be in court next month. dari: an electrician is facing charges of causing a massive fire in larchmont. police say he was at the shed after business hours and started the blaze as the industrial site near the new rochelle border. the fire destroyed the huge shed and some heavy equipment there.
he is charged with fourth degree arson. steve: former president jimmy carter undergoing radiation treatment for cancer in his liver that spread to his brain. doctors discovered the spots on his brain following surgery earlier this month to remove a tumor on his liver. the 90-year-old says he remains optimistic. >> you know, i've had a wonderful life. i've had thousands of friends. i've had an exciting and adventurous and gratifying existence. i was surprisingly, much more so than my wife was. steve: he feels good with only slight pain, but he plans to cut back his work with the carter foundation. >> it's the fight to get people to ditch their wallets in favor of their phones. steve: alison morris takes a look at why this is one of the few things that people are still hesitant to do with their phones. dari: a gorgeous new carrousel is open in battery park. we sent baruch shemtov out on a
hunt for some of the best merry-go-rounds. switch now, new york and get installed as early as today. mom switched. we switched. i switched to time warner cable and knew exactly when they were coming. thanks to their 1 hour appointment window. for $89.99 a month, you'll get 100 meg internet, hundreds of hd channels, and unlimited calling to the u.s., puerto rico, canada, mexico, china and india. and for a limited time, you could get a $300 reward card plus tv equipment and epix included. get installed for free as early as today.
us why mobile payments have yet to catch you on. we do everything else. >> reporter: they're catching on slowly. when apple announced apple pay, people were stoked. they expected it to become the hot thing that everyone had to have and use right away. but the technology hasn't caught on that quickly, which begs the question are mobile payments really going to be the next big thing? >> i think people were expecting it to become this giant service from apple almost overnight. that's something that's not going to happen. >> reporter: what's going on with mobile payments like apple pay, google wallet and the new samsung pay expected in the u.s. next month? >> right now apple is pretty much the dominant player in the mobile payment space. they have over a million credit cards linked to apple pay. i assume that number is growing. it's available at hundreds of thousands of retailers around the world. companies like macy's, mcdonald's, whole foods, nike, apple stores, food locker.
>> reporter: according to credit cards.com, there were half a million cards in use in the u.s. last year. the mobile payment players have cornered a fraction of the market. >> the biggest decline is getting it to be used in more places. >> it is taking off, but it's taking off slowly and part of the problem is that you just can't use it everywhere. >> reporter: it's a big change in people's spending habits. >> you're talking about payments and financial history. it's something that there's always going to be a little bit of hesitancy on the consumer standpoint, as they become comfortable with using the technology, they talk to friends and family, they see how it works in the stores and they become more comfortable with it. >> from a secure standpoint, switching from plastic to mobile payments may be a smart move. >> it's a safe and simple way for paying for things. when you use apple pay, it creates a one-time authorization number that only the retailer
and apple see. even if a hacker gets that information and use your card fraudulently, it's still covered the same way if somebody uses your plastic cards. >> reporter: we were also expecting a new player in the mobile payment space to launch this month. currency was developed by walmart, target and best buy. it connects to your bank account. the currency has had issues with hacking. the parent company just announced you won't see that one until next year. a lot of problems getting them steve: that's valuable information that hackers would want, like everything else. that complicates it further. >> it's a tough thing getting people to sign on. steve: thank you. the department of education says it's adding 4,500 half-day seats to the city's pre-k program. that's just in time for back to school. the announcement comes after orthodox jewish schools asked for the seats. education officials say the city will continue a modest program, but are urging parents to
consider enrolling their children in full day pre-k which has 70,000 spots. dari: stony brook university hospital on long island celebrating a milestone. that is baby luke. he was delivered on monday and became the hospital's 100,000th birth. he and his family met the first baby to be delivered at the hospital, born in may of 1980 when the labor and delivery program began. if you do the math, he's 35 now. today nearly 4,000 babies are delivered at the hospital each year. steve: pretty cool. let's talk about the weather. today was technically cooler, but the humidity was really noticeable. >> we told you it would make things uncomfortable. different from the weekend. we had temperatures into the 90s across the region. we've been watching a cold front and we're feeling its impacts across western portions of new jersey and the hudson valley.
we're finding steady rainfall at the moment and it's coming down at a good clip around northern sections of warren county heading towards sussex county. you can encounter the rainfall. it's coming down steadily. it is moving in a southwest to slightly northeast direction. we're expecting it to clip portions of the poconos heading towards the hudson valley through the next several hours or so. we have light showers working through orange county moving northward as well. there's a slow progression of the front. it will be overspreading the tri-state area through the overnight hours. there are thunderstorms embedded in these. the national weather service issued a flash flood watch for interior new jersey as that's where we're expecting the heaviest amount of rainfall. this goes until tomorrow morning. the front will be very slow to clear the area, which i'll show you on futurecast in a moment. it was a muggy 86. we hit that at 1:45 this afternoon. this morning we started off warm in the park at 78. that's 10 degrees above our
normal low for this -- close to 90 up towards poughkeepsie. belmar, 82. that's the exact number we're sitting at at this hour. it's 83 in central park. now we're temperaturing come down across sussex and monticello due to the rain moving in. as we mentioned, very muggy readings with the dew points in the 60s to low 70s. it is going to feel uncomfortable as we look on the scale. it will be like that for the next 24 to 36 hours. winds are coming in off the ocean. they're breezy. they're kicking up to 20 miles an hour at times. looks like we're seeing the front coming from the west. it has showers and thunderstorms embedded with it. those are moving across eastern sections of pennsylvania and new york. it will be slow to reach into the area. we'll start to see steady rainfall. for tomorrow morning's commute, it will shift slowly to the east of new york city.
it's going to be a wet ride across much of long island. the rain will be slow to clear the island. it will linger across the east end until 3:00. if you're heading to the hamptons tomorrow, be aware it's not a great day. saturday looks to be better. we'll see clearing across new jersey as we go into the lunchtime hour into the afternoon. on saturday, we'll wake up with plenty of sunshine across the area. that looks to be the better day of the weekend as sunday looks to be iffy. tonight it will be mild and muggy. one quick check on tropical storm danny. i'll give you the statistics a little later. we can see if they'll be heading to the islands through the next couple of days. tonight, the rain heavy at time. tomorrow morning, a mix of sun and clouds. it will be humid with temperatures in the 70s and 80s. saturday looks to be good. sunday now, that's the area i'll leave in a chance for a shower. as we go into the beginning of next week, we'll see a couple of chances of isolated showers in the afternoon and temperatures
will stay into the 80s. we're not going to see any heat waves anytime for the next seven days. steve: we can take a break. we've been through the heat enough. all right. thank you. round and round we go. the city has a new carrousel. dari: the sea glass carrousel open today. baruch shemtov takes us on a tour of the best merry-go-rounds. merry-go-rounds. >> reporter: it's a carrousel like no other here in new york city. introducing the sea glass carrousel. >> nothing ever like this has been built. it is theatre. it's show. it is music. it's motion. the hydraulics were specially made for us. the four turntables. >> reporter: new yorkers of all ages are diving into the aquatic fantasy. >> it is filled with the miss try and beauty of the sea. >> reporter: what inspired this? >> we were the home of the first new york aquarium. 2.5 million new yorkers came every year to the new york aquarium.
it was at castle gardens at the battery. >> this isn't the only one in town. with a long list of options, including the carrousel at pier 62, featuring hudson river views. [music] the flushing meadows carrousel at corona park created for the world's fair. the carrousel in bryant park where you can go round and round to french cabaret music. and james carrousel who was made in 1922. >> it lets them be kids. not a lot of places to be kids. >> reporter: the new carrousel is redefining the experience and blowing our preconceptions out of the water. the sea glass is open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. i'm baruch shemtov, fox 5 news. dari: i'm dying to get on that. she's only three years old, but she's already an internet celebrity.
but why? why fios? well, fios is a 100 percent out of all your devices. and access to the fastest internet and in home wifi available from any provider. with big capacity too, so everyone in the house can be online all at once. only fios has 500 meg download speeds, with equal upload speeds. favorite videos up to 5x and with the fios mobile app, you can view your entertainment at home, or on the go. but the main reason to get fios? we're rated number 1 in customer satisfaction. why fios? ultimately, that's why. right now, get 50 meg fios internet, tv & phone for just $79.99 a month, guaranteed for two years. or double your speeds to 100 meg for just $10 more a month. call 888 get fios or go online. get out of the past. get fios.
steve: a mother-daughter fashion blog is turning head. dari: simone boyce caught up with the creators of scout the city in central park. >> reporter: we are in central park for a very special photo shoot with fashion's next big thing. she's only three years old. >> hi. >> reporter: london scout is a fashion blogger. she has hundreds of thousands of followers on line. she has stylish little outfits. that was so silly. >> give me a big pose. can you smile? >> reporter: london is here with her mom. >> you're doing a good job. >> reporter: london is the spitting image of her. she's like a minnie me. they have beautiful, curly heads.
you think i'm a chair? today we're taking her to a tea party at the plaza hotel right across from us in central park. her mom tells me she's been dying to have a tea party. today is the big day. >> are you ready to get changed for the tea party? >> yes. >> reporter: cheers, london. >> my tea's delicious. let's get some sandwiches. >> reporter: yes. and some sweets, too. thank you for letting me have tea with your daughter. >> i'm sure she loved everybody minute of it. >> reporter: she has such personality. was she always like this? >> yes. as far as i can remember, she's always been like that, even before she could enunciate. >> reporter: she's not just a fashion blogger. she's also a model. >> she's been modeling for two
years now. she's been booked on some really, really big jobs, and she loves it. it's one big play date. she doesn't work very long. a lot of people think it's chaotic and it's hectic. but when it comes to children, there are laws. so you get in there and you get out. hour. >> reporter: how did the fashion blog come about? >> it started 13 months ago. it was a hobby, something i did to kind of stop oversharing on facebook and keep my friends up with her. and it took off. it took off about six months after i started it. at the end of the day, i'm not forcing her to do these things. she's happy. she knows we're walking to the park and mom is taking my photo. if she decides she doesn't want to do it, that's fine with me. >> thank you for our tea party. i had so much fun.
dari: you can catch simone in the city saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and 7 p.m. right here on fox. steve: some of wrestling paid a visit to an upper east side firehouse firehouse. it was the first of several stops for answer the call. they're in town this week for summer slam at the barclays center sunday night. dari: a big honor for students at one elementary school. >> i thought, wow, strike a pose. steve: the pontiff will be stopping by. see how the students and staff are getting ready for the big day. >> if dancing makes you happy, why should you stop doing what you love? dari: moms who aren't afraid to party and post pictures of their wild nights online.
get this. i was at my shop tied up with a customer when i realized the time. i had to get to the bank before it closed, so i made a break for it. when i got out it was almost closing time. traffic was bad. i knew i was cutting it close. but it was ok. i use td bank. it's got the longest hours and stays open an extra ten minutes every day. i'm sid. and i bank human at td bank.
and one. >> reporter: one shows them clad in fuzzy costumes. the next, moms posing for selfies with kids. they're the same women. both mothers. and all night ravers. a sub culture of moms who express their dual life styles. nicole, a 32-year-old mother of two, runs the moms who rave nyc. >> people say you should stay home. nightclubs. if dancing is in your heart and makes you happy, why should you stop doing what you love because you became a mom? they come into your life. not you into theirs. >> reporter: she goes twice a month and goes three to four hours to three or four days. her two young boys, ages six and eight, stay with family or a baby-sitter.
>> two married couples go away for a weekend. their spending time away from their children. two other single moms go to a girls night out. >> reporter: critics argue it's not just a girls night out, especially when there are elements of drug use, a big part of rave culture. >> reporter: do you take drugs? >> i have on occasion. not in a while. small children. >> reporter: while she admits to taking molly, she says a big part of why she started moms who rave nyc is to shut down the idea that raving and drug abuse go hand in hand. >> every mom has their outlet. you have to have your kids see you be happy and do something you love in order for them to know how to be a productive adult and be well rounded. >> reporter: this doctor says being productive and well rounded is not the lesson kids
learning. >> this is nothing to celebrate. this is a dangerous behavior that can lead to no good. she's lucky nothing has happened. >> as a parent, it's not responsible. you're taking a huge risk. but i think if you're responsible, you know your limits. you respect your parameters. stay hydrated. all the things you hear. then it's not completely safe, but it's not the worst thing in the world. >> reporter: nicole says the next festival is electric zoo on staten island. that's happening in september. over to you. steve: interesting stuff. thank you, jen. two more women have claimed to be victims of bill cosby. they were joined by another accuser, former playmate serena butterfield. she met him working on the film uptown saturday night. she woke up without any clothes on, feeling sick and saw him wearing a robe. the other woman, elizabeth, recounted her experience after
having dinner with him at a japanese restaurant. >> i don't know how we got to the hotel room. he went into the bathroom, undressed and came out in a robe. i told him i needed to go back to the hotel. i could barely stand up. i was either going to pass out or get very sick. he made me kneel down and i'm not going to repeat what happened next. steve: he has denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged with any crime. dari: two new yorkers charged with a conspiracy were arraigned in brooklyn. according to the indictment, a 20-year-old and 21-year-old conspired to conduct an attack in the u.s. on behalf of the terror group. their plot allegedly was using a pressure cooker bomb. one is charged with stabbing a federal agent several times. steve: the pope will stop by an
elementary school when he visits new york city next month. dari: stacey delikat shows us how lady queen of the angels plans to welcome him. >> when pope francis arrives in harlem on friday, september 25th, he'll be greeted by hundreds of students from all over the city. and then the superintendent of schools will welcome him. >> i'm going to point to the building and say your holiness, this represents so many buildings in new york city. they're doorways out of poverty for immigrants. >> reporter: next month pope francis will meet the children. these third and fourth graders are among the lucky 24 from four inner city catholic schools that will come face to face with his holiness and they're excited. >> when they told you you were going to meet the pope, what was your reaction? >> i was like wow. i couldn't believe it. >> i thought, wow! i'm going to meet the pope! >> i was like what? people don't go knock on your
door and say you're going to meet the pope. it's a once in a lifetime opportunity. >> reporter: students like nicholas, a fourth grader at our lady queen of angels, will seize that opportunity and are prepared with thoughtful questions. >> how does it feel to be the years. and does he collect stamps? >> they will sing and say a prayer with him before telling him about their studies. >> i'm excited about his faith. we'll talk about nature. >> reporter: also excited, the dedicated faculty, like the principal and a graduate of st. charles in west harlem. >> it means a great deal to me to meet pope francis, especially because he speaks to what we speak to. he wants to serve the underprivileged. he wants to be there for the community. >> he will spend an hour here at our lady queen of angels school. he'll meet with the students and representatives from catholic charities.
then he'll head to madison square garden for the mass. i'm stacey delikat, fox 5 news. steve: exciting. a cliff diver with nerves of steel sets a new record. dari: the cliff that's nearly 200 feet up. when we come back, we'll see him take the plunge. steve: i can't do that. dari: my stomach is like jumping. steve: crazy video. dari: and this: >> it's getting hot in here. you know what they say. if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. >> get out of the kitchen if you can't stand the heat. >> reporter: we're cooking with
steve: this is pretty crazy stuff. high diver set a new record plunging 192 feet into a small pool at the bottom of a water fall in switzerland. he hit the water at a speed of 75 miles an hour. no injuries, no nothing. go pros. you saw the whole thing. fascinating stuff. dari: amazing video. okay. so if you're eating at a restaurant, run by celebrity chef josh, you'll never have to ask where's the beef? steve: kerry joined him in the kitchen in tonight's edition of [music]
>> how pretty is that? >> reporter: for celebrity chef josh capon, there's something special about cooking the perfect piece of meat. >> is there an art to it? a thousand percent. >> reporter: josh has four restaurants in new york city. but his absolute favorite dish comes from his newest hotspot, bowery meat company. >> you often get asked what's the last meal on the face of the earth if you knew you would be leaving us. after a lot of thought, i figured it might be this. >> reporter: customers go nuts for it. >> it's a show stoppers. mouths open and everyone stops talking. >> reporter: he invited us into the kitchen to make the dish. >> this is meat, and kerry. >> reporter: he seasons it with
salt and pepper. >> some people don't season it. i do. >> reporter: i'm getting to see something that not many people see. >> once you learn how to cook this, you'll be a hero at any barbecue. notice i'm seasoning all sides of the meat, which is very important. listen to this. you hear that? do you hear that? everybody be quiet. hot. >> reporter: then it goes into an infrared broiler, 900 degrees. >> you're searing the meat, getting a crust on the meat and making sure the juices stay inside. >> reporter: it cooks how long? >> 20 minutes approximately. >> reporter: what do you do during this time of anticipation? >> we dance. >> reporter: okay. a little dancing and more waiting. >> you tell me, how's my meat looking? >> pretty good.
a little black on the bones. that's as beautiful as it's going to get. >> reporter: in the meantime, he cooked some parisian potatoes. >> nice and crispy. then the steak is done. you must wait. you must let it rest. moment of truth. here we go. look at that. a little salsa verde. >> the dish is complete. >> it is rich, decadent. it is delicious. it is mouth-watering. it is something you're going to crave. crave. >> reporter: josh?
for the dish, i'm kerry drew. steve: i've got to check it out. i've been to the other ones. all good stuff. all right. how about this? one jazz musician mixing old school with new school. [music] dari: we sit down in tonight's in the spotlight. steve: plus the big break rough in als research that doctors say probably would not have happened without last summer's ice bucket challenge.
dari: fox 5 health news. a new discovery made by researchers at rockefeller institute in manhattan could pave the way for new alzheimer's treatments. steve: dr. manny alvarez is back. remember the ice bucket challenge last summer? we saw those videos through social media. raised a ton of money. >> i want to talk about the intro to the story. this is happening in new york at rockefeller university. this is a huge break through. this is really a steady that was published in nature and looking at the new ways. we talked about alzheimer's, how you have the buildup of the amyloid in the brain and the neurons don't work. the team at rockefeller have discovered the clinical pathway.
this is how this amyloid protein is made. they identify one specific protein, wave 1, and if they're able to decrease that protein in the brain, you'll have less formation of amyloid and have a reduction in the symptoms of alzheimer's. this is a huge break through. people will be talking about this in the near future because this is now implying because of the pathway they have discovered, they're going to be able to create new medicines for the treatment of alzheimer's. this is huge. now, all of this research with the doctor is supported by the fisher center foundation for alzheimer's research, which i'm a part of. but if you want to learn more about this great discovery, and people that are suffering from alzheimer's or have relatives, go to alzinfo.org and you can click and get more information and learn about the fisher
foundation and about this huge breakthrough. steve: i got ahead of myself. >> talking about research. steve: this is what i was talking about. i jumped the gun. the ice bucket challenge last summer, we all did it on facebook, saw the video. it looks like it's done a lot of good. >> $200 million was raised. because of that, johns hopkins discovered the protein tdp 43, which is in charge of basically breaking down and not allowing the brain to work and you have symptoms of als. huge breakthrough. it tells you the power of the pocket and the power of the people. when you go to alz info, if you donate any money, this research could be accelerated and new discoveries are being made. the federal government is not giving a lot of money for a lot of research. it's up to the public.
this silly thing raised $200 million. it has changed now the new face of als. steve: it's incredible stuff. everybody played their part. these are the problems you throw money at. the more research, the merrier. >> if everybody sent one dollar in, it makes a huge difference. steve: let's talk about the weather. it was very humid out today. >> very sticky across the tri-state. it's all because the humidity has risen. even though temperatures are not as hot as we've seen over the weekend, the humidity has been high. 86 in central park today. we hit that at 1:45 this afternoon. this morning, we hit 78 for our morning low, which is 10 above average for this time of year. 83 is where we're sitting at in the park. the winds have been blustery. they're coming at 16 miles an hour. we're in the 80s, but we have 70 degrees in sussex and monticello
due to rain that has come through. check it out. further to the west, we're in the 70s. they're getting rain. buffalo, 72. 80 in pittsburgh. 73 is the reading towards detroit. here's an interesting map i like to look at. dew points are high, from new england all the way to the mid atlantic. we've readings in the 60s and 70s. out to the west on the other side of a cold front, look at this. they're in the 50s. that's drier air. that will be heading in our direction. it won't get here until past the weekend. satellite and radar is showing the cold front. you can see it nicely outlined with showers and thunderstorms running through the middle portion of western new york as well as into eastern pennsylvania. we have steady rainfall being found across this part of the northeast. it's edging slowly into western portions of new jersey. it's going to take some time before it reaches new york city and points eastward. behind it, we can see drier air working through the great lakes into the ohio valley. we'll get into that as we go further on into the next several days.
our futurecast is indicating lots of clouds in place through the dinner time hour. the cold front works into the region overnight and the axis of rainfall will be across the hudson valley, new york city and long island. it will take time to clear out. not a great day towards the twin forks. areas to the west will see clearing starting around noontime. that will work from west to east further into the day. saturday looks good. more in the way of sunshine. it looks like we'll stay dry. sunday is iffy. we could see an afternoon showers. here's tropical storm danny. it is heading towards the lesser antilles. we expect it to affect portions of puerto rico in the beginning of next week. today, or tonight, we're expecting rain to be developing. it will be heavy and mild and muggy and tomorrow rain in the morning and then a mix of sun and clouds. nice for saturday. an afternoon shower on sunday. temperatures stay in the 80s the next several days. steve: very good. thank you. dari: nick cannon surprised a group of kids at st. mary's
hospital today in bayside. he handed out tablets and toys and spent the afternoon talking about how to cope with their medical situations. it was part of a radio shack promotion. steve: every august the jazz club has a huge celebration in honor of charlie bird parker. dari: in the spotlight, christal young sits down with vincent herring who is part of the annual event. flourish flourish >> reporter: this is vincent herring. you're part of the celebration for charlie parker. he has a birthday coming up august 29. birdland has a really fun, sort of celebration of his life. tell me about being a part of it. >> well, it's wonderful to birthday. it's something that i've done one way or another since i was a
kid kid. >> reporter: he was really special. he played in dizzy gillespie and other interesting people. he died young. he was 34 years old. that's so interesting. >> it's amazing. every time i think about what he achieved in that space, it's mind blowing. [music] >> reporter: his life lives on through people like you. >> anytime you start studying jazz, the fabrics of the music, you start learning about certain people who always stand out. they stand out because of innovation. charlie parker, when he came along, completely changed the vocabulary of jazz and inspired people to this day. >> reporter: do something for me. it can be anything you want. something that will make me smile. [music]
>> reporter: well, now, fabulous! >> that's a song charlie parker played. >> reporter: really? all right. i feel like i need a glass of scotch and i want to lean back a little. i'm feeling jazzy. that was amazing. let's talk about when people can catch you. the whole celebration is tuesday. >> right. tuesday through saturday, i believe. i think that's 24 through 29. >> reporter: birdland in midtown. >> i hope you'll join us. >> reporter: i'm going to make it a point. >> you'll be my guest. dari: we'll see you at 10:00. steve: here's a look at what's coming up at 6:00. tonight the legionnaires outbreak is declared over. we'll go inside the lab where the city does its testing. and losing our religion. why fewer people say they're
religious and why that might not mean they're giving up their [excited yelling] ah, yes! you can't stop it! aww...your mom liked my post. you're friends with my mother? whoa. another episode? definitely. we all use it differently. so why should we get it all the same way? call time warner cable to get the internet speed you need. are you guys texting each other? whether it's 3 megs or 300 megs. yeah. for the right price. from $14.99 everyday low price internet, to 300 meg ultra-fast internet, we have you covered. even with wifi at home and on the go. plans start at $14.99 per month. call 1-855-want twc
christina: hello and good evening. i'm christina park. ernie anastos is off tonight. we start with the declaration by city health officials that the legionnaires outbreak in the bronx is over. this comes even as the numbers of those infected continue to change. lisa evers has more on that and an inside look at the lab that did the testing. she joins us live from the south bronx with the latest. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. this newly renovated hotel on east 149th street was the source of the latest legionnaires cases according to health department officials. their medical detectives conducted a csi style investigation into what happened and are now confident enough to declare that the outbreak is over. extensive round the clock